Re: Articles and URL

Subject: Re: Articles and URL
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 16:09:52 -0500

If you're needing a vote, Jessica, my preference is "a URL."

And, no, I don't have anything rather than the way it sounds to me to back it

Jo Byrd

Jessica Pease wrote:

> Hi Again,
> Here's another one.
> Most people I know choose the preceding article for an acronym based on the
> pronunciation of the acronym. What about in the case of the acronym "URL?" I
> have heard it pronounced "Ewe Are El," and "Earl." So, would you use "an URL,"
> or "a URL?" I know this is trivial but I've had to use this construction in
> documentation and I've done it both ways and someone invariably pointed out my
> error either way. I'd like to be able to say something like, "the majority of
> technical communcators choose to do it like so."


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